Oman Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Oman unemployment rate for 2019 was 2.67%, a 0.19% decline from 2018.
  • Oman unemployment rate for 2018 was 2.86%, a 0.16% decline from 2017.
  • Oman unemployment rate for 2017 was 3.02%, a 0.25% decline from 2016.
  • Oman unemployment rate for 2016 was 3.27%, a 0.36% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
Greece 17.24%
Spain 13.96%
New Caledonia 12.80%
French Polynesia 12.10%
Bahamas 10.36%
Barbados 10.33%
Italy 9.89%
Argentina 9.79%
Brunei 9.12%
Uruguay 8.73%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 8.66%
France 8.43%
Puerto Rico 8.19%
Channel Islands 7.49%
Cyprus 7.27%
Chile 7.09%
Croatia 6.94%
Finland 6.60%
Latvia 6.52%
Sweden 6.48%
Lithuania 6.35%
Portugal 6.33%
Saudi Arabia 5.93%
Belgium 5.59%
Canada 5.56%
Slovak Republic 5.56%
Luxembourg 5.36%
Guam 5.31%
Australia 5.27%
Estonia 5.12%
Ireland 4.93%
Denmark 4.91%
Austria 4.67%
Switzerland 4.58%
Slovenia 4.20%
South Korea 4.15%
Singapore 4.11%
New Zealand 4.07%
Panama 3.90%
Israel 3.86%
United Kingdom 3.85%
United States 3.68%
Hong Kong 3.63%
Poland 3.47%
Malta 3.47%
Hungary 3.40%
Norway 3.35%
Netherlands 3.20%
Germany 3.04%
Iceland 2.84%
Trinidad and Tobago 2.69%
Oman 2.67%
UAE 2.35%
Japan 2.29%
Macao 2.24%
Kuwait 2.18%
Czech Republic 1.93%
Bahrain 0.71%
Qatar 0.09%
Oman Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2019 2.67% -0.19%
2018 2.86% -0.16%
2017 3.02% -0.25%
2016 3.27% -0.36%
2015 3.63% -0.27%
2014 3.90% -0.46%
2013 4.36% -0.17%
2012 4.53% -0.09%
2011 4.62% -0.39%
2010 5.02% -0.21%
2009 5.23% 1.08%
2008 4.14% -0.11%
2007 4.25% -0.32%
2006 4.57% -0.41%
2005 4.98% -0.40%
2004 5.38% -0.14%
2003 5.53% 0.05%
2002 5.47% 0.10%
2001 5.38% -0.02%
2000 5.40% -0.27%
1999 5.67% -0.10%
1998 5.76% 0.06%
1997 5.71% -0.07%
1996 5.78% -0.20%
1995 5.97% -0.06%
1994 6.03% 0.06%
1993 5.97% 0.54%
1992 5.43% 0.36%
1991 5.07% 0.36%